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William Bronson
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Two grape vines, a pair of kiwi vines, these are the plants I want find partners for.
They have a long rich bed with parallel fences to grow on.
Some plants I have been considering:
-Clover
-Creeping Oregon Grape
-Ground Cherry
-Comfrey
-Ground Ivy
-Mints
-Strawberries
-Oyster mushrooms(to keep the strawberries healthy...)
-Sunchokes(Not really sure how well they play with others)


Long on food, short on nitrogen fixers, accumulators,beneficial insect attractants, and I don't know what else.

I'm new to this, any help is appreciated.
 
Leila Rich
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I'd definitely get some flowers in there. Aside from looking good, there's the beneficial factor
A few I suggest: calendula, borage, tithonia, phacelia, bearded iris, sweet peas (the darker the colour, the better they smell on these two),
sweet alyssum, soldier poppies, cosmos, cornflowers, zinnia, honeywort, narcissus ...
Whatever flowers I grow, I go for the 'old fashioned' versions:
dwarfs, fancy coloured hybrids etc will often not have much in the way of nectar, pollen or scent.
 
Crt Jakhel
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Currants, gooseberries, haskap.

On the flowering side, what Leila said, plus aromatic herbs - savory, thyme, lavender (English), sage, rosemary if it can overwinter (maybe, maybe not from what I can google about Cincinnati)...

It all strongly depends on whether you'll be putting anything toxic on the vines. That would complicate things.
 
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